* Eastwood Properties is building 35 single-family, detached homes on 13.4 acres along Old Mill Road in Centreville. It's also agreed to help improve Old Mill, Mount Olive and Old Centreville roads. Currently, Old Mill is narrow, has ditches and no shoulder; but Eastwood will complete Old Mill Road all the way up to Old Centreville Road. It will also contribute about $112,000 to the Fairfax County schools serving the children who'll live in this new, residential community.
Stanley Martin Cos. is both a builder and a developer. The land is on the south side of Old Mill Road, between Centre Ridge and Mount Olive, and is accessed from Old Mill. Lots will range in size from 6,000 to 12,000 square feet. The homes will be 2,400 to 3,300 square feet, with two-car garages plus space to park two more vehicles in the driveway apron. A central open space is planned for recreational facilities, trails and a tot lot.
* Camden Monument Place: A four-story apartment complex with a plaza and some small retail businesses is planned for Fair Oaks. Called Camden Monument Place, it will be at the corner of Monument Drive and Fair Lakes Parkway, near Fair Oaks Mall.
Texas-based developer Camden will construct 372 units on the 7 1/2-acre site; 60 percent of the apartments will be one-bedroom, and 40 percent, 2-bedroom. The buildings will have elevators and will front on Monument and Fair Lakes, with a trail along Monument. Virtually all the parking will be contained inside one of the buildings, on the back side. And a swimming pool, gym and rec center will be on site for the residents' enjoyment.
* Sully Manor: Developed by Ratcliffe Associates, Sully Manor will arise on some 26 acres between Route 29 and the Fair Crest community in Centreville. Planned are 178 single-family homes — 84 detached houses and 94 attached — to be built along Shreve Street.
The houses will be on 4,500-square-foot lots and will be upscale-looking with brick fronts. Engle Homes of Sterling is the builder. The neighborhood will also feature street lights, benches and sidewalks on both sides of the street.
"One of the nice features of this site is a two-acre open area in the center as a park," said attorney Lynne Strobel, representing the developer. "It'll have a [bike] trail and landscaping around the perimeter of the property."
The new neighborhood will also have a tot lot, plus plenty of parking in the homes' two-car garages and on the 18-foot driveways. Access to Sully Manor will be from Pickwick Road to Johnson Avenue and also from Shreve. There will be no access from Route 29.
* Random Hills: A new residential neighborhood is proposed for the corner of Ridge Top Road and Random Hills Road in Fair Oaks. Planned are 62, brick-front, attached townhouses. Basheer & Edgemoore — which constructs custom and semi-custom homes — is the builder. The townhouses are in a stylized design with attractive roof lines, balconies and window treatments — even in the back. And the end units will also have distinctive, side-veranda entrances.
The townhouses will have two-car garages and are anticipated to sell in the $500,000s. They'll be developed and marketed as "condo-ownership units," with decks and patios, but without traditional backyards to maintain. Instead, the backyards will be landscaped and maintained by the homeowners association.
The site is 4.7 acres and the community's main entrance is at Ridge Top, where the developer will install a traffic light at its intersection with Random Hills Road. Also planned are double left-turn lanes at Random Hills and Waples Mill roads and an extra lane in each direction of Waples Mill between Route 50 and Random Hills.